Reproduction of Tow Rope Parts

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Reproduction of Tow Rope Parts

Post by Tom Campbell » Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:46 pm

I think I can make reproductions of the tow rope handle and hook, after seeing the dimensions. Will someone please loan me an original so I can make sure I get the forms and dies built correctly? I'll be happy to pay a deposit to borrow a set for a couple of weeks. Thanks, Tom Campbell

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Re: Reproduction of Tow Rope Parts

Post by Warren Duchesne » Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:47 am

If someone has original tow ropes to loan to Tom I assure you he will take great care of them and return them quickly , I have done this on other parts for him without any problems and I know he would appreciate it . Thanks Warren Duchesne

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Re: Reproduction of Tow Rope Parts

Post by Bryan » Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:31 am

i have a set of the hook and handle that hayes had (no Rope) if that helps
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Re: Reproduction of Tow Rope Parts

Post by Tom Campbell » Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:28 am

Bryan, If you wold loan them (or rent them) to me for a couple of weeks I would appreciate it. I'd be glad to put up a deposit on them if you wish. I have a blacksmith already lined up to put a professional eye on the project. I will gladly pay freight both ways. Contact me off the board at Industele@aol.com

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Re: Reproduction of Tow Rope Parts

Post by jfo137 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:28 pm

I have seen plenty of discussion on the handles and hooks that Hayes had not being the exact match to the originals, just an FYI. I would be interested in buying a set if you can get them made.


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Re: Reproduction of Tow Rope Parts

Post by jfo137 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:34 pm

You should go all the way and find the correct braided rope, make the rope clamps, put the leather on the handles and sell them as a set. :D :D Hey go all the way! Always easy for somebody else like me to say ain't it! :D :D :D

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Re: Reproduction of Tow Rope Parts

Post by Tom Campbell » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:44 pm

That's the general idea, to make the whole thing, but I've got to start somewhere. The rope, and crimp on clips are not a problem. The leather handle may be a problem, but still all is in vain if I can't make the handles and hooks.

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Re: Reproduction of Tow Rope Parts

Post by jfo137 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:16 am

If I had some I would be glad to let you use them. Hope it works out, I would definitely be interested in a completed set!

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Re: Reproduction of Tow Rope Parts

Post by brad » Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:46 pm

Can some tell me the length of each rope

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Re: Reproduction of Tow Rope Parts

Post by jfo137 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:34 pm

Tom,
Did you ever have any luck reproducing the tow ropes?

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Re: Reproduction of Tow Rope Parts

Post by retro-roco » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:22 am

Tom, sent you an email. Not sure if you were still looking for handle info.
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Re: Reproduction of Tow Rope Parts

Post by txdodge43man » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:47 pm

If anyone decided to make tow ropes or the hooks and handles and a good price I would like a set
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Re: Reproduction of Tow Rope Parts

Post by Tom Campbell » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:47 pm

Just saw a response to an old post about reproduction tow ropes. I looked into making these a couple of years ago, and it turned out to be too much work. Couldn't build them and sell them for anything approaching a decent price - so I let this project die. Thanks for your interest, but you're going to have to look elsewhere. If you do find a deal, let me know - I need a few sets myself. Tom Campbell

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